General principles to prevent water/dust ingress

This could be rather a generic topic how to properly mount a camera to prevent water ingress.

When installing cameras in areas where environmental impact (eg. water, snow, dust) is possible, there are some general points that need to be considered before and during the installation.

  • Outdoor use of network cables

If network cable is used outdoor, you need to make sure that the cables are either UV resistant or the cables need to be protected by UV resistant cable protection. If the cable is not resistant or protected, it can happen that after some time of exposure to UV light, the outer sheath can develop fine cracks which can lead to water ingress. The water can this reach the RJ45 connector due to capillary and cause severe damages.

  • Flatness of the mounting surface

All camera models intended for outdoor use as well as the mounts intended for outdoor use are delivered with a sealing to prevent water ingress. It is important to note that this seal only can work if the camera or the mount is installed on a flat surface.


  • Differences in IP/IK ratings depending on mounting accessories or lens configuration

Depending on the lens configuration or the mounting accessories used, the IP code and IK ratings change for the following models:

  • D16 without any mounting accessory: IP54 and IK10

  • D16 with Outdoor Wall Mount: IP65 and IK10

  • D16 with Vandalism Set: IP66 and IK10+

  • M16 with hemispheric sensor modules: IK07

  • M16 with other sensor modules: IK04